Care and maintenance

Below are some tips and advice for using, cleaning and carrying out maintenance on your silencer.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us: info@stalon.nu or (+46) 0940-500 35 or via the contact form.


 

Cleaning and maintenance

When shooting, condensation forms in the silencer, which includes corrosive substances, among other things. It is therefore very important to remove the silencer from the weapon during storage, to prevent rust from forming on the muzzle.

  • Let the silencer dry out or blow it out with compressed air between use.
  • Use a mounting paste/grease on the thread between the front and rear parts of the silencer to protect the thread. This can also be beneficial when used on the barrel thread.
  • If, after a long period of use, it becomes difficult to unscrew the different silencer parts, clean the threads between its front and back parts to ensure no harmful particles are caught in the thread (e.g., filings, grit, sand, etc.). Then grease the threads using mounting paste.

Brake cleaners, methylated spirits and thinners are all examples of good thread cleaning products.

  • Feel free to pull a brass wire brush through the silencer when carrying out weapon maintenance.
  • If the weapon is stored with the silencer mounted, we recommend you turn the gun (with mounted silencer) up and down so that any condensation that has formed can flow out of the gun and not into it.
  • If it is being stored for a longer period of time, we recommend removing the silencer from the weapon.

The greatest bouts of corrosion to the silencer are due to a mixture of water and propellant residues. It is therefore vitally important to remove water from the silencer before storing it.

 Stalon silencer with 10000 shots

This image shows a Whisper used to shoot 10,000 shots, and which has not been cleaned.

The powder deposits mean that the silencer weighs somewhat more than it did initially. Its precision remains unchanged.

Powder deposits in the silencer form a grey/white coating, which can even look like tiny crystals.

This coating poses no threat to the silencer’s lifespan, as long as it is dry.

Advice and tips for use

  • Do not expose the silencer to temperatures above 250 degrees for anything other than a limited period of time.
  • Bear in mind that magnum calibres generate considerably more heat per shot than standard calibres.
  • Do not shoot any more shots until the silencer can be held with bare hands.
  • Try to prevent rain and snow from entering into the silencer – for example, by placing thin adhesive tape over the hole.